Cascade Energy, founded in 1993, specializes in industrial energy efficiency. Our work reaches throughout the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with clients ranging in size from small up to Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of our reputation for stellar, high quality work. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership. Contribution in all areas is encouraged. Cascade has offices in Portland, Oregon; Walla Walla, Washington; and Cedar Hills, Utah (greater Salt Lake City area).
At Cascade Energy, we believe in better. We come to work every day with a drive for continuous improvement and we dedicate ourselves to making industrial energy efficiency happen in smart, measurable, and sustainable ways. We are always thinking about new ways to make things happen and achieve results. We offer energy program design and delivery, project management and analysis, energy management services and software, and hands-on training and coaching.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Cascade Energy is seeking a Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Engineer to act as a facilitator between the water/wastewater customer, contractor or vendor, technical sub-consultant (as needed), and electric utility for managing custom energy projects within water and wastewater systems.
This position may be based in one of the following Cascade Energy office locations: Cedar Hills, Utah; Issaquah, Washington; Meridian, Idaho; or Portland, Oregon. This position will require up to 40% travel, generally of one to three days’ duration. Weekend travel is rare, but possible.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Customer site visits to water/wastewater facilities (in the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West, and nationally) to gauge and inventory existing equipment and operations. This on-site work may also include system monitoring and high-level scoping of municipal and industrial facilities of energy saving opportunities
Excel-based modeling and optimization of water/wastewater systems
Preparing feasibility reports for energy efficiency projects with existing systems as well as design review of expansions, upgrades, and greenfield projects
Providing technical services and customer support within various electric utility conservation programs
Commissioning of existing systems or newly installed efficiency projects to maximize energy performance
Facilitation of regional W/WW workshops and seminars
Project oversight to ensure progress and on-time, high-quality deliverables
Interfacing and facilitating with electric utilities, water/wastewater utilities, design consultants, and industry regulators
Identifying and engaging water/ wastewater facilities as potential participants in incentive programs
Selection of technical sub-consultants; review and QC of sub-consultant work product
Participant/project tracking, including M&V planning and baseline data analysis
Skills and Experience
A BS or MS degree in Mechanical, Civil, Environmental, or Chemical engineering
Progressive experience in the management or design of water distribution and treatment systems, or wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment systems, and processes
Project management of capital projects in a water/wastewater industry
Experience and understanding of the regulatory framework within which municipal facilities operate
Excellent customer engagement skills are required; the ability to listen, motivate, and empathize with others
Stellar communication skills with ability to comfortably interact with internal and external customers and stakeholders and serve their needs
Strong analytical and Excel skills
The proven ability to adeptly juggle multiple projects, program offerings, customers, deadlines, and demands
An understanding of the municipal project approval process, typical barriers to this process, and techniques for working through these barriers
A good grasp of project financial metrics and how projects are effectively proposed and gain approval with upper management, elected officials, and ratepayers
A solid understanding of water and/or wastewater equipment, technologies, and processes.
Experience in developing and managing project budgets
Experience with US local, state, regional, and federal funding strategies, and regulations relevant to water/wastewater utilities in the U.S.
Energy efficiency, with an emphasis on industrial process energy (preferred)
Cascade Energy is committed to a drug-free workplace; offers of employment are contingent on passing a pre-employment drug screening.
Cascade Energy follows the U.S. law that requires us to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. To this end, we use the eVerify system provided by the US Dept. of Homeland Security.
Cascade Energy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cascade Energy complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Cascade Energy expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
Cascade Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the employer’s legal duty to furnish information.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: The successful candidate for the Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Engineer position will receive a competitive salary (specific amount will depend on experience) as well as excellent benefits. These include health and vision (90% paid for team member, 80% paid for dependents), FSA or HSA options, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with both a 3% contribution and a profit sharing contribution, annual performance bonus, (8) paid holidays per year, paid vacation time and paid sick time.
Cascade Energy, Inc. is a small but growing group of energy engineers and managers specializing in industrial energy efficiency. We provide targeted energy analysis for capital projects funded by utility incentive programs as well as comprehensive corporate energy management services and utility program management. Founded in 1993, our work has spread from the Pacific Northwest to most of North Am...erica.
Cascade Energy works with companies ranging from small to Fortune 500, and we are proud of our reputation for stellar, high quality work. The company has a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership. Contribution in all areas is encouraged.
Please see www.cascadeenergy.com for further information about who we are and how we work.